The U.S. Air Force’s Network Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTSII) contract consists of a collection of acquisitions that will replace the current NETCENTS contract vehicle with seven separate indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The total value of NETCENTSII is projected to be $24.6 Billion over a seven-year period.
The NETCENTSII contracts (i.e., NETCENTS follow-on contract) are designed to meet the challenges through the purposeful and dedicated use of innovative business practices and tools that establish teaming relationships between the Government and industry.
There will be seven contract areas in five categories (including two Small Business companion contract). For example, there will be both Full & Open and Small Business contracts competitions in the NETOPS & Infrastructure Solutions Acquisition and Application Services Categories (as shown above).
|NetCentric Products||334210 – Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing
(Size Std – 1000 employees; 500 if non-manufacturer)
|NETOPS & Infrastructure Solutions||517100 – Wired Telecommunications Carrier
(Size Std – <1500 employees)
|Application Services||541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
Size Std – <$25M
|Enterprise Integration & Services Management||541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
Size Std – <$25M
|IT Professional Support/Engineering Services||541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
Size Std – <$25M
The NETCENTSII contracts will provide Network-Centric Information Technology, Networking, Telephony and Security (NCITNTS), Voice, Video and Data Communications Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) products, system solutions and services to satisfy the Combat Support (CS), Command and Control (C2), and Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements worldwide.
The NETCENTSII contracts will support the Global Information Grid (GIG) architecture; Defense Information Infrastructure (DII), Air Force, and Defense Communications Systems info-structure for computer networks and telecommunications network mission area, help the Department of Defense (DoD) achieve information superiority through Joint Vision 2020 and support the Systems Engineering Process (SEP) as specified in the DoD 5000-series.
The NETCENTSII contracts can support peacetime, deployed ruggedized environments, as well as wartime conditions. The contracts provide services and solutions for a full range of security domains (e.g., Unclassified through Top Secret/Collateral classifications, plus categories (e.g., special category (SPECAT)) and compartments (e.g., Special Compartmented Information (SCI))).
The goal of the NETCENTSII initiative is to support missions that require innovative communications, information services, solutions, and products for the right information, in the right format, to the right place, at the right time; efficient in peace, effective in war; ensuring success across the spectrum of operations (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan, Global War On Terrorism, as well as support functions). Department of Defense (DoD) customers work in transit, static, and deployed locations throughout the world. Information Technology is combined with joint and interagency assets and capabilities from land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace components, as well as coalition and allied capabilities, to create an interoperable force capability.
This contract will provide a wide range of services and solutions covering existing legacy infrastructure, networks, systems and operations such as as well as emerging requirements based on the AF Chief Information Officers (CIOs) SOA construct found in the SOA Playbook. The contracts will provide Network-Centric Information Technology, Networking, and Security, Voice, Video and Data Communications, system solutions and services to satisfy the Combat Support (CS), Command and Control (C2), and Intelligence Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) Air Force and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements worldwide. This NetOps contract will provide users the capabilities to find, access, collaborate, fuse, display, manage, and store information on the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG). Other services include, but are not limited to, wireless devices/capabilities, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to include Blackberries and information intensive data applications (e.g. video-teleconferencing, imagery, modeling, simulation, streaming video, web-enabled weapon systems and applications, information management, Everything over IP (EoIP), and Voice over IP (VoIP). This contract will support the transformation of AF global-level command and control and administration of Information Technology (IT) resources from base-level Network Control Centers (NCC), MAJCOM Coordination Centers (MCCC), MAJCOM Network Operations Security Centers (NOSC), and Network Operations Divisions (NOD) and Network Security Divisions (NSD) to regionally consolidated Area Processing Capabilities (APC), Enterprise Service Units (ESU), Integrated NOSCs (I-NOSC) and Enterprise Service Desks (ESD).
Through this contract vehicle, customers can acquire network infrastructure system solutions, operations, and maintenance, as well as systems management, configuration management, and NetOps Core IT services (e.g., e-mail, storage, and directory services). System solutions shall follow disciplined System Engineering Processes and shall include, but not be limited to: establishment of the SOA Singularly Managed Infrastructure with Enterprise Level Security (SMI-ELS), including Metadata Environments (MDEs), Enclaves, Federation and Enterprise Management of the AF Architecture; Network Operations including GIG Web Content Management, GIG Enterprise Management (GEM) and GIG Network Defense (GND); and Network Infrastructure Messaging and Site Preparation and Installation services. This contract will provide NetOps services and solutions support to establish, operate, and maintain the network and SOA infrastructure required to provide netcentric capabilities and traditional network operations.
The authoritative source for detailed information on the NETCENTSII program can be found at the US Air Force NETCENTSII site: http://www.netcents.af.mil/contracts/netcents-2/index.asp
For more information contact NETCENTS Customer Support:
501 E. Moore Drive
Maxwell, AFB Gunter Annex AL 36114
DSN: 596-5070, Option 1
Commercial: (334) 416-5070, Option 1
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